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#1 Marius

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:49 AM

Here is another tanto by Hiroshi Kojima the 4th Noaohiro of the Taikei Naotane lineage.

 

This tanto is another one which shows the results of reshaping and repolishing a blade. Let me assure you that the results are nothing less than stunning. This is a beautiful tanto in superb polish with tons of activities, and a beautiful utsuri. I can assure you that despite the reshaping this is a solid blade (not as solid as the other one I have offered a few days ago). It reminds me of the best tanto of the Kamakura period. If interested, ask me for dimensions, but nagasa should be about 22-23cm, kasane at least 5mm, maybe 6mm.

 

Explanation: by "grinding" Kojima san means shaping with polishing stones. Kojima san has polished this tanto himself - he is a very competent polisher who does excellent sashikomi and dislikes strong hadori. This tanto is in sashikomi

 

Again, allow me to refer yo to Kojima san's website where he describes the story of this blade:

http://www.ksky.ne.j...ie99/K-un2.html

 

This excellent blade is yours for:

 

Withdrawn

 

Payment schedule is possible, and as always this item comes with a simple return policy: if after a 3 days inspection period you decide that you do don't like it, you can return it for a full refund minus shipping cost, no questions asked.

 

If unsold, I leave it to Brian to delete this thread or move it to the Nihonto discussion as he has done with the previous one: 

http://www.militaria...-massive-tanto/

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#2 Marius

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:58 AM

Forgot to add - this comes in shirasaya with Kojima san’s sayagaki. I never had the oshigata.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

Does it have a standalone habaki, or is it integrated with the shirasaya?


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#4 Marius

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:28 PM

Hi Rohan, it has a standalone habaki.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:27 PM

It's a lovely and very interesting little blade... makes you wonder how many modern smiths' work would look closer to the unrivalled swordsmiths of yore with the same amount of polishing and reshaping that a 700-year old sword would see.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:39 PM

Trust me, it is not "a little" blade  :laughing:


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

BTW, as this is unsold, let's move it to the trash bin or to a section, wherever it seems more appropriate :)

 

Thanks Brian :)


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:29 PM

Very nicely photographed, Marius; I like how the utsuri shows up so well. I also agree with Kojima san's position on hadori vs. sashikomi, especially when the hamon is so well defined.


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#9 Marius

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:30 AM

Pictures are by Kojima san. I have no idea how he manages to capture such detail using his prehistoric camera (a simple low resolution camera, nothing professional, mind you).


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:58 PM

Another one related to the discussion of changes to hamon over time due to polish.

http://www.ksky.ne.j...99/sword10.html




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